On February 4, 2022, at about 7:43 p.m., State Police responded to a report of a snowmobile crash with injuries on Goff Road in the town of Westport.
The preliminary investigation determined that a snowmobile being operated by Randy M. Dezalia, 37, of Elizabethtown, was traveling north on Goff Road when the snowmobile ski got caught in a snow bank and he lost control. The snowmobile traveled over the embankment and overturned. Both Dezalia and a passenger, Beckham A. Egglefield, 16, of Elizabethtown, were thrown from the snowmobile.
Egglefield was treated at the scene and transported to Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Dezalia was transported to Elizabethtown Community Hospital where he was treated for a leg injury.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing.